Montgomery, Al. – The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles will hold parole hearings for five violent offenders Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Parole hearings scheduled for Tuesday:
(Sentencing information from the Alabama Department of Corrections public website)
- Vondale Parker has had a long criminal career, with seven convictions in Marshall County. He was sentenced in 2017 to five years in prison for first-degree robbery and 15 years for promoting prison contraband. In 2013 he was sentenced to 10 years for possession of chemicals with the intent to manufacture drugs. Parker was sentenced in 2005 to 15 years in prison on a case from 2003 for second-degree assault in Marshall County. The Gadsden Times reported Dec. 4, 2002 that Parker was charged by Albertville police with second-degree assault of his estranged girlfriend. The newspaper reported that according to Albertville Police Chief Benny Womack, Parker “picked up a sharp object and started cutting (the victim) with it. He made the statement that it was time for her to die.” Marshall served only five years of the 15-year sentence for that violent assault and then was paroled in 2008. In 1999 he was he sentenced to 15 years for a conviction for offenses-other class C felony. In 1996 he was sentenced to 15 years for second-degree arson and third-degree burglary. Court of Criminal Appeals records show he had originally been given a split sentence for the arson and burglary cases, to serve six months in prison and the rest on probation, but that probation was revoked, and he was sent back to prison. The Appeals Court records show he was released from prison again and placed on probation but that again he violated probation and was sent back to prison in 1999. All his crimes were committed in Marshall County.
- Joshua Tyler Phillips has an extensive criminal history, having been convicted of crimes 11 times. He was sentenced in 2016 to 16 years in prison for escape, five years for possession and receiving controlled substances, and six years for theft of property in Houston County. He was sentenced in 2011 to three years in prison for first-degree robbery in Dothan and 10 years for three counts of theft of property, one count of receiving stolen property, and third-degree burglary. The Dothan Eagle reported April 20, 2010 that Phillips pleaded guilty to the home invasion robbery, admitting to ransacking the home and stealing a rifle and $700 cash. He was sentenced in 2012 to five years for another conviction for receiving stolen property in Dale County. In 2008 he was sentenced to two years for obstruction of justice in Houston County.
- Joshua Lynn Wilcutt was out of prison on parole in December 2018 when he was sentenced to five years, eleven months for criminal possession of a forged instrument. In 2011 he was sentenced to 15 years in prison for third-degree robbery in Morgan County, but he was paroled from the robbery sentence in 2013. In 2010 he was sentenced to one year, six months for illegal possession of and fraudulent use of a credit card.
- Levert Antwun Jefferson was sentenced in 2001 to life in prison for trafficking cocaine in Jefferson County. He was later paroled, but he violated parole in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
The next parole hearings are scheduled for Dec. 10, 2019.